Truant takes its name from the fact that it was designed while I was on holiday. I was ‘away’, ‘absent’ and ‘on leave’ from my normal life. The complex forms draw from Aztec and Mayan influence, as well as circuitry with the intended composition further exploring interconnectivity between letterforms within words.
Created from grid 44 from my #100daysofspontaneous collection, I also wanted to look at creating letters that displayed a lack of uniformity and the effect on reading.
Saint Gertrude Workshop Artwork (2016)
Amy Constable from Saint Gertrude Letterpress was kind enough to ask me to create an artwork for her final workshop of 2016. She was enamoured by my typeface Cora and thought that it would look great letterpressed and a good little challenge for her workshop participants to register when printing. She was correct! That’s why the artwork proudly states that it is a “PRETTY FUCKING LETTER PRESS PRINT”. (Swearing was encouraged)
Thank you Amy!
To book a place for a workshop or find out more information about Amy and Saint Gertrude visit: http://www.saintgertrude.com.au
Roy Mint Co. Artworks (2016)
In 2016, I was commissioned my Roy Mint Co. to become a featured artist in their newly created mint packaging. Intrigued by the concept, I created a few artworks featuring a selection of my typefaces to be used within each tin. RMCo. were looking to promote and embrace local talent, so I was quite happy to take part in such a unique and unusual delivery system and initiative as their first artist.
The featured typefaces included Ono, Amble, Apelo, Lector and Fathom as single letters spelling out the company name over multiple tins, while a select few contained the entire alphabets. There is also a nice little spiel about me and each typeface on the back of the cards.
Thanks Roy Mint Co.!
For more information about Roy Mint Co. and where to find them, visit: http://www.roymintco.com